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History

History

Schott Funeral Homes has been serving Lake Mills and Forest City area families for years. We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community and plan to be a part of it for many years to come.

Robert and Dotty Mittelstadt purchased the Anderson Funeral Home, located at 209 N. Washington Street in Lake Mills, IA, from Arnold Anderson, Jr. on October 1, 1960. Prior to that, the business was owned by Arnold Anderson, Sr. and was located on North Mill Street in Lake Mills, then it was purchased by his son, Arnold, Jr.

Robert and Dotty, together, owned and operated the funeral home for thirty years until illness prompted them to sell the business. Bart Winter purchased the funeral home from the Mittelstadts on May 1, 1990. Both Robert and Dotty continued working with Bart until Robert died in November 1992. Dotty remained active at the funeral home and helped in countless ways until retiring and moving to Newton, Iowa, to be closer to her family in May of 2005.

Our current facility was built at 902 East Main Street in Lake Mills, and opened it’s doors on August 1, 2002.

Isaiah and Tasha Schott purchased the Mittelstadt Funeral Home from Bart and Medara Winter on May 1, 2018. Bart continues to serve an active role as a funeral director and still resides in Lake Mills with his wife, Madara.

Isaiah Schott joined the Petersen Lund Funeral Home in Forest City (renamed Cataldo Schott Funeral Home in 2014) where he is was the managing partner with his business partner, Brian Cataldo whom purchased the Petersen Lund Funeral Home from John Lund in 2009.

In April, 2020, Isaiah and Tasha fully purchased the Cataldo Schott Funeral Home from Brian Cataldo, renaming it Schott Funeral Home. The two funeral homes, Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills and Cataldo Schott Funeral Home in Forest City will now be operated as Schott Funeral Homes, Forest City Chapel and Mittelstadt Chapel. We are excited to now use our resources and talented staff for both facilities, offering service that is as caring and individual as the families we serve.

Our family serving your family is our #1 goal! We live by our motto and are committed to providing the very best in accommodating facilities and professional service to the families we serve.

Schott Funeral Home
Phone: (641) 585-2685
505 North Clark Street, Forest City, IA 50436

Mittelstadt Funeral Home
Phone: (641) 592-0221
902 East Main Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450


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